|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BSED
Enrolment is not permitted in ESN4200 if EDS2402 has been previously completed
Numeracy is essential to being a productive member of society. Being numerate means using mathematics to meet the typical demands of home life, paid work, and community and civic contexts. Numeracy is a fundamental component of learning, performance, discourse and critique across all learning areas. There are growing concerns about the numeracy capabilities of Australian students including lower proportions of students enrolling in mathematics at the senior secondary and tertiary levels, declining results in international testing and persistent levels of low achievement associated with socio-economic, geographical, language and cultural factors. There are also growing concerns about the numeracy skills of pre-service teachers, and a limited understanding among pre- service teachers of the numeracy demands within their specialist subject areas.
This course helps pre-service teachers to develop knowledge and skills associated with numeracy and learning analytics to better understand students and respond to their learning needs. Pre-service teachers will explore and reflect upon the importance and pervasiveness of numeracy within their specialist subject areas. They will learn to use a range of data sources and relevant literature, in tandem with learning analytics, to understand the diverse learning needs and numerical capabilities of students. In the process, pre-service teachers will identify, analyse and respond to their own numeracy learning needs. Finally, knowledge of learning analytics will be used to interpret assessment data to evaluate students' learning and modify teaching practice.